07.30.12 Your Morning Buzz

Posted on July 30, 2012

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RSVP: ELGL Forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. – Please join us on Wednesday, August 1 at noon for an ELGL forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. The forum will be held in the  West Linn City Hall, Council Chambers – 22500 Salamo Road.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods – The event will be held at Bob’s Red Mill corporate headquarters in Milwaukie (13521 SE Pheasant Ct., Milwaukie, OR  97222) on August 8th. Please note, this is a different location than the store. The event will begin at 11:45 am and last until 1pm. For those who are able to stay longer, a tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility will begin at 1pm.

Whatcom County accepting applications for new salary commission – Whatcom County is looking for volunteers to serve on a voter-approved commission that will set salaries for the county’s elected officials.

Chick-fil-A Flap Not Cities’ Business? Should city leaders “not welcome” Chick-fil-A in their communities?



Can Your City Stop Chick-Fil-A? With fast-food chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A in the news for its anti-gay-marriage stand, we look at the legalities of trying to prevent a chain from entering a city for ideological reasons as politicians have proposed in Chicago and Boston. Jack Nicas has details on The News Hub.

What’s the right size for local government? What’s left for communities in the wake of this economic tsunami? Very few life preservers. Only an adjustment toward smaller government at the local level and a continuing cultural shift in the public sector that focuses on concessions, layoffs, staffing reductions through attrition, and cutting or eliminating traditional services.

U.S. loves cops and firefighters – but not their pensions – But as economic conditions have worsened and many local governments have run into severe fiscal problems, that attitude has started to change. Since the 2007 recession, some cities have tried to roll back pension benefits and pay, among the most rigid and, in some cases, highest expenses in municipal budgets.

Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz’s salary near top in region – Union leaders criticize the Eugene city manager’s raise when they are being asked to make concessions.



The Worst Cover Letter In The World And How To Avoid Its Mistakes – His name is Mark. He’s a junior at NYU and last month he submitted a truly terrible cover letter in his bid to land a summer position at J.P. Morgan. Never let it be claimed that investment bankers don’t have a sense of humor, because apparently his note has been forwarded the length and breadth of Wall Street to a chorus of hearty guffaws. Even the likes of Gawkerand Business Insider have seen fit to poke fun at his over-the-top hard sell.

29 tips for sailing through a media interview – I find it helpful to visualize upcoming discussions that might be delicate or difficult. Envisioning the conversation and considering what to say beforehand helps me face the discussion more confidently.

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5 Google Alert tips to help monitor your reputation – At face value, Google Alerts comes across as a single-purpose tool that’s good only for monitoring the Web for new content. With a bit of tweaking you can do a lot more with it to help monitor your reputation and content.

Only 30 Of The 264 World Leaders On Twitter Do Their Own Tweeting [STUDY] – In what’s being called the first-ever truly global study of world leaders on Twitter, researchers have identified a big rise in “Twiplomacy” – but note that not all political tweets should be treated equally.

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